The purpose of this list is to assist public galleries across Victoria source suitable equipment, materials and services for their gallery operations.
This is not an exhaustive listing but a place to begin sourcing suppliers to suit your needs. The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) does not endorse any suppliers on this list; it is up to individual galleries to assess suitability of the products and services based on individual circumstances and needs. Recommendations for suppliers to add to this list are welcome - please send details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PGAV also has a Consultant Directory to assist
galleries identify sole traders and companies that provide specialist services to the public gallery sector across Victoria. Visit the Consultant Directory here.
Archival quality storage materials
Blotter; Mylar®; Mountboard; Library board (for making small folders); Blue-grey corrugated board; Gummed linen tape; Tyvek®; Custom made blue-grey board boxes; Glassine; Cylinders for rolling large works; Mylar® pockets; Polypropylene pockets; Archival folders; Clam shell style archival boxes; Cotton gloves; Solander boxes; Cotton tape; Leather paper weights (for weighting rolled works); Polyethylene strapping; Double-sided tape.
Ansell TouchNTuff nitrile gloves 92-670 (with textured grip, powder free)
Conservation by Design
Archival box board; Blotter; Archival folders; Polyester pockets; Drop spine (clam shell style) boxes; Mountboard; Mylar®; channels (‘V’ mount polyester strips).
Archival quality storage and display materials including Solander boxes & Mylar® (polyester) pockets
Conservation Supplies Australia
Artefact identification tags; Archival four flap folders; Tyvek®; Cotton tape; Archival grey card for box making; Leather paper weights (for weighting rolled works)
National Art Materials
3/8” steel point, ½” aluminium head Moore Aluminium pushpins
Polypropylene pockets of various sizes (they offer a custom made service)
Silicon Tubing/Gecko Optical
Silicon tubing of various gauges to thread onto screws so acrylic isn’t pressed against artworks
Velcro™ (hook and loop, adhesive backed). Note the hook and loop rolls are sold separately.
Archival quality storage and display materials
Suppliers of Clear Museum Gel: the gel is designed primarily for glass-on-glass applications, however it can also be used with ceramics & metal on sealed surfaces.
Absolute Storage Systems
Racking, storage equipment and compactus shelving
Advanced Warehouse Solutions
Racking, workbenches and storage equipment
B & R Storage Systems
Racking, storage equipment and compactus shelving
Shelving, compactus shelving, filing cabinets and lockers
Commando Storage Solutions
Museum storage shelving including cabinets, drawers, steel shelving systems and mobile shelving units.
Compactus, metal shelving & other storage systems. Museum-specific products include the Museums Collection Care, Spacesaver and Delta ranges.
AC Acrylic plastics
Display case plexiglass
Art hanging systems, adjustable hooks, cables and sliders
Exhibition and showcase design services
iCreate Retail Solutions
Custom made acrylic forms
Acrylic fabrication specialist; provide custom art display cases and frames & perspex boxes.
Services for art and object collection storage, packing, relocation, loans, transport and exhibition including touring crates, exhibition services (design, build and installation), display furniture, object supports, modular walls and storage solutions.
Showworks Showcases (Formerly Tashco)
Design and manufacture of TASHCO conservation grade showcase systems.
Exhibition planning, design, fabrication and installation and storage solutions.
Custom and fine art framing.
Chapman & Bailey
Fine Art framing and art materials. Art installation and transport.
Archival artwork framing.
Museum and custom framing services. Art installation and transport.
Paragon Artwork Framing
Conservation framing service
Phone: 0422 249 113 Email: email@example.com
Lighting for museums and display spaces
Buckford Illumination Group
Sales and supply of high quality European and Australian made lighting products.
Lighting for museums, galleries and art with LED technology.
MEGS (Museum Exhibition Gallery Services)
Professional lighting services to artists, exhibition designers, conservators, curators, galleries and museums.
Grace Fine Art
Domestic and international fine art transportation services, both
IAS Fine Art Logistics
Fine art logistics solutions; custom packing and crating services; domestic and international fine art and exhibition shipment; short, medium or long term storage.
Touring crates, packing, exhibition services, display furniture, object supports, modular walls and storage solutions
Packing & transport of artworks, specialised display, storage & art handling equipment.
T.E.D Fine Art Australia (a division of IAS Fine Art Services)
Packing and touring equipment & services
Collection services including object assessment, object support systems, specialist crates and boxes, object packing and transport and specialist handling equipment.
An Australian designed fastening strap – designed for transporting fragile items (no hooks, metal or buckles).
Collection management system.
Argus is a flexible web-based collections management system platform for museums and galleries.
Data loggers, environmental monitoring and integrated pest management.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.